Feel Like A Stranger, Mississippi Half Step-> The Weight, Queen Jane Approximately, Easy To Love You, Brown Eyed Women, Let It Grow Foolish Heart, Looks Like Rain, He's Gone, The Last Time, Drums-> Jam-> The Other One-> Death Don't Have No Mercy, Around & Around-> Good Lovin', E: Black Muddy River
MSC> DAT> Cdr > Eac > cool edit pro > cdwav > shntool > shnv3; Discs kindly provided by Andy Lemieux; Eac > shn by Ernie Dodd; reportedly upgrade relative to previous shn set
Reviewer:Dark Star 101
April 3, 2020 Subject:
Covid-19 Death Has No Mercy
REALLY like this show from start to end, many tasty moments indeed! First set is very solid and Foolish to open the second is sublime. That said, hands down the highlight for me is the Death Has No Mercy, one of those songs I never saw live. Can’t imagine how intense that must have been emerging from the ether in ATL - and so well played! Tonight, as I listen in the midst of the Covid-19 disaster, it is incredibly relevant and sends chills up and down my spine. Stay safe everyone, we will get by, we will survive!
February 25, 2018 Subject:
Phil dropping bombs...
...from the get-go. Listen particularly to the two openers. On fire. Loving Jerry on brown eyed women. See 4:01, you know it BURRRRNED like hell! High energy, to be sure. Surprising lyrical flubs on let it grow, 4:40. Scary good/haunting drums, especially for the last few minutes starting around 8 mins. Awesome stuff into space. After 19 years in semi-retirement, they brought back death don't have no mercy on 9/29/89. Played it a couple more times at Hampton (10/9) and Philly (10/19), then retired it after this Atlanta show. Poignant second verse from Brent. Oh yes, and black muddy river encore.
October 11, 2015 Subject:
Best Black Muddy River
This show has, hands down, the best Black Muddy River ever performed in my opinion. I've been searching for it, and this is it!
October 15, 2013 Subject:
Miss the Omni!
Okay, so I was there for this 3 night run in Atlanta. First time I ever ate Mellow Mushroom pizza. I learned a good lesson at the April Fool's Day show.
A veteran Deadhead and I did the first night and were walking out saying that it was more like a soundcheck than a real show. Then, we heard some kid in front of us say, "That was the best show of theirs I ever saw!" We smiled and my friend came up with a saying we used until Jerry passed on. "Every show is someone's favorite!"
The second night of this run was good. We'd heard about them playing DDHNM at the soundcheck earlier that day, so we knew it was coming. (Thanks to the Wharf Rats for hipping us to it.)
October 15, 2013 Subject:
is there any way to burn CD's of these shows??
I really like the archive,,and I listen to shows that I attended,,so,,is there any way to get a burn from these?? Trust me,,the old cassette tapes I had from the 80's and 90's are long gone
April 24, 2013 Subject:
4 stars for the show, 5 for the copy. I too wish I were there.
February 7, 2013 Subject:
2 of my favorite covers they do. Maybe not the best versions of them...Also i have heard high praise on this half step which is probably my favorite Dead song. However not up there in the top 10...solos just dont compare to late 77-79 versions....Non-the-less for this 3 song combo and uniqueness i give this show a 4 just for that. And they played Brown eyed Women my close 3 or 4th fav song...Wish i was there.
January 8, 2009 Subject:
final Death Don't
I was at this Omni run and all three shows were great: under-rated in my opinion. One thing nobody else has said here about this 4/2 show is that this was the last Death Don't they ever played.
March 2, 2008 Subject:
This year.... that year.... enough already. Were you there? Did you have fun?
As good as this.... as good as that.... It was what It was.
For 3hrs., on said night, the Boys allowed each of us a chance to escape it all.... If you were there!?
( and archive.org allows you if you weren't )
Yes, there is something to be said about EVERY night.... and the one's there wasn't.... remember.... They were on tour also!
All I do know.... I was there.... middle/late spring tour 90'.... Never to be forgotten!
I don't ever remember being in a show and wishing I wasn't there.... YOU?
"Look in the bed and find everyone is GONE!"
January 21, 2008 Subject:
Great sound, solid show
Not the best of 1990, to be sure, but a good all-around show. The first set is spectacular, highlighted by strong versions of Stranger and Let It Grow. The band brings the latter down beautifully to almost nothing before Jerry plays the signature theme at the end - too bad he flubs the first note. The pre-Drums second set is pretty much jamless, but the Drums>Space>Other One satisfies in that regard, with the Space hinting at Watchtower at points. One of the few Death Don'ts follows - Brent is on fire on this as throughout the show. Even Around and Around, not one of my favorites, shines here.
January 5, 2008 Subject:
every omni show since 87 on
When i moved to Atlanta , married,started a family in 1986, i wasn't able to bring myself to do the slow motion circus road trips any longer. But the Omni shows were the one thing we affored ourselves in the way of luxeries;;;;;;;;)
Although i don't remember most of the shows in great detail, i do remember this one. Mostly coz i haden't worn my soul thin, although my soles were thin long before.Cap center, Merriwhether.(rain storm came and delayed the show, flooded a creek, and a foot bridge.Washed over a bunch of Harleys).What a fuckin shame!Hampton as The Warlocks...
This show stands out mostly due to coz it was the last time we saw Brent.Without a doubt,Brent was the best they ever sounded, hands down.He knew that Hammond organ like it was a part of his soul.His voice....Man!!!.It was also the last time that i can reacall, i saw the "Beams" as a regular part of the show.And also the last time the Rhythm Devils were weren't a feature part of the show.Intermissions seemed to vanish after that.....Space,drums.Then reprise for the second set was the norm after that.
This was also the last year i heard the dead play as the Grateful Dead....Everything else afterwards wasn't the same.Even moreso after Bruce bowed out to be a father.
My fondest memories of the Omni shows tho, are the lamp pole drum guys.I was about to sit there all night and listen to those 5 guys play that one lamp pole all night.
The last year they had camping and vending arcross from CNN, and my all time favorite memory is the couple that got married during intermission, and the crowd was shouting to the band a sthey took the stage"They just got married",eventually the whole audience joined in, and at first Bobby, was cupping his ear trying to hear what the chant was.
The lights were still on when he motioned for the couple to come from the tappers section to the first row.The ended intermission by dedicating Samson and Delilah to them.The most beautiful thing i've ever saw in my life ....No other established act would have ever done that!.The best band ever, with a heart of gold to boot.!!!!!!
September 15, 2006 Subject:
Diverse set lists
Great sound. Great playing. And two non-generic setlists.
May 27, 2005 Subject:
A Personal Favorite
My first show, so I've always had a soft spot for it. What struck me then and still strikes me now about it is its emotional intensity--most every song seems to hit a peak, and whole band is there. When I heard the news about Brent, it was his verse in this "Death Don't" that I thought of first.
Not an all-time classic, but a very good show and a nice recording of it.
April 16, 2005 Subject:
This was the 2nd best show of the run. Great sound quality, but the voice show strain. The first set is solid. Death Don't is just plain classic. 1990 and 1991 were the last outstanding years. Enjoy this one
March 23, 2005 Subject:
Wheres The 1st ?
February 22, 2005 Subject:
IMO, the best Omni show of run. I think I went to more shows on this tour than any other I Spring tour I attended, and I am glad I did. I find this version of The Weight to be one of the best I've listened to and definitely the best I saw live. The crowd was very into the first set, with good reason. If you don't find the whole show appetizing for some reason, just burn the first set. Death Don't is wonderful as well.
I know I keep writing this, but all the young heads who were fortunate enough to get on the bus around 86-87 have lots to be grateful for. All the older heads who held on through the early 80's must be proud as hell that the boys found a nice groove again before Jerry's demise. Its solid shows like this one that confirm the Dead was the greatest live band to ever step onto a stage.
Sound is fantastic here, also!
January 24, 2005 Subject:
april 1-3 of '90 was just so lovely.
i was there and it was smokiin.
thanks for this incredible recording.
thank you uploader.
thank you archive.org.
if you dont have this... get it
5 for sound, 5 for show
September 23, 2004 Subject:
Looks like rain
The LOOKs LIKE RAIN on Without a Net ist 3-28-90 Nassau Coliseum. Great Version. All Three shows of this run are exellent. The famous Eyes ist 3-29-90 feat. Branford Marsalis. The Help>Slipknot>Franklin`s ist 3-30-90.
August 9, 2004 Subject:
This is a great show! I have looked for this one for many, many years.I was at this show & the highlight for me would have to be the Looks Like Rain. I would swear that this is the version that is on the "Without a Net" CD. This copy captures the 'thunder' & audiences is going insane! Bobby DEFINITELY had his 'rock god' persona going for this number. Other highlights are The Weight, a sweet Easy to Love You, & last time ever played...Death Don't Have No Mercy. This was one of their best runs @ the Omni. Very solid '90's show
July 7, 2004 Subject:
For anyone looking to download individual tracks, be aware that Track 1 is actually crowd noise/tuning, which means that every track is off by one on the provided chart. So if you want "Foolish Heart," for example, download the file listed beside "Looks Like Rain."
(I haven't listened to the whole show, but the site wants me to give it a rating, so I gave it 4 stars just because.)
June 10, 2004 Subject:
Hey now, a very wonderful second set opener here. This is one of the best Foolish Heart's I've heard...very crisp, very clean, wonderful transitions throughout this show...you gotta like Jerry's "burned like hell" in the Brown Eyed...Song selection is ok, but musically the show is very very good...